While the chocolate chip oatmeal lactation cookies you can buy for $3 a pop at buy buy baby are great, with three kids, it just isn’t in the budget. And god knows, I am not paying upwards for $40 for the big bag. No sir. So I did some research on what makes them ‘lactation cookies’ as opposed to regular cookies.
Turns out; Flax Seed, Brewers Yeast and Oatmeal can be linked to an increased supply*. And guess what- they are the only ingredients that stand out on the back of the wrapper from your typical cookie recipe! I headed to wholefoods and picked up some finely ground flax seed and brewers yeast.
I have made these cookies so many times since the baby was born I’ve lost track. Both brewers yeast and flax seed provide other health benefits so they are typically consumed by the entire house and run out quickly.
*I am not a medical professional. I am not claiming that your supply will increase and I am not held liable if it does not. Please consult a Dr. before you use either brewers yeast or flax seed yourself or give to your family.
without further adieu… drum roll please…
Chocolate Oatmeal Lactation Cookies
Preheat oven to 350.
Things you’ll need:
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 4 Tablespoons Brewers yeast
- 3 Tablespoons flax seed meal
- 2 cups rolled oats
- Combine the butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, brewers yeast, and flax seed.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to wet mixture, a small amount at time.
- Add oatmeal and mix
- Place Tablespoon sized scoops onto an ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Let cookies cool on the pan for a couple of minutes then move to cooling rack.